Sunset over the Mediterranean Sea, last summer

The sail of the Turkish Gulet "The Karina."

I don’t fish. But I enjoyed this piece from the NPR program Only a Game on Saturday.

I won’t be checking in to see what you have to say about it until Monday.

My New Beginning is once again to enjoy the sabbath. Here are the words of Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer:

I see a deep connection between fly fishing and the Jewish Sabbath and the Christian Sabbath and the whole concept of the Sabbath in general. As human beings we need time for renewal.  So for me, when I come out to the water, that’s my time to recharge.

May today be a day of renewal for you. May you “come out to the water.”

Log your New Beginning here.

Shirley Showalter


  1. Linda Z on July 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I immediately had to think of the book “A River Runs Through it” by Norman Maclean, with your post this morning. (one of my personal favorites).

    I wish you a restful and reflective Sabbath, Shalom 🙂

    Linda Z

    • shirleyhs on July 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

      I thought of that book, and that movie, too, Linda. Norman Maclean is a wonderful writer. I would have thought no one else would take him on to write about a similar subject, so it’s interesting that a rabbi has.

      Nice to see your comment. Hope you like today’s post also. 🙂

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